Art and fashion. It is since the beginning of the XX century that these two cultural pillars keep interwinding, one with the other. From the surrealistic creations by Schiaparelli, inspired by Salvador Dalì, to the geometrical mini-dresses Yves Saint Laurent designed featuring Mondrian’s masterpiece, the realtionship between art and fashion has always been very strong and it is something that is still present on the main catwalks.
During the Fall-Winter ’17 fashion shows we spotted some cases where art has been taken as reference for the collections.
Niki de Saint Phalle was a French artist and activist. In the 1960’s she created a series of sculptures called “Nanas” portraying different kind of female beauty.
Julie De Libran decided to grab inspiration from the works of Saint Phalle to enrich her Fall-Winter ’17 collection for Sonia Rykiel. This homage to the artist shows the interest of the designer in today’s social issues like gender inequality.
Gustav Klimt comes as inspiration for the beautiful embroideries on some of the Andrew Gn garments presented during Paris Fashion Week. The Fall-Winter ’17 collection features the sinuous shapes from “The tree of life” by Klimt, that we can often find in other famous paintings of the Austrian artist.
The swirling branches go all over the long and mini dresses and on the necklines of the blouses.